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Mount Moriah Cemetery - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mount Moriah Cemetery - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 At the entrance to Mount Moriah Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

At the entrance to Mount Moriah Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Located at:

6201 Kingsessing Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mailing address:

Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, Inc.
P. O. Box 5321
Philadelphia, PA 19142

Email: info@fommci.org

Website: www.friendsofmountmoriahcemetery.org

 Signage near the entrance to Mount Moriah Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Signage near the entrance to Mount Moriah Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

About:

In 2011, Mount Moriah Cemetery in southwest Philadelphia was considered the largest abandoned cemetery in the United States. Much of this cemetery had returned to being a forest. Criminals dumped their trash in here. The cemetery, which was established in 1855, had become a derelict wasteland.

But a group of concerned Philadelphians joined together to bring this cemetery back to a respectable state.

The work continues, but the progress has been amazing.

I only photographed one small part of Mount Moriah. This place is huge! 

In the photos you will notice there is a veterans section that is very neatly maintained. The U.S. government takes care of that part and one other larger veterans section on the Yeadon, Delaware County side of the cemetery..

Resources:

Philadelphia Magazine - "What Happens When a Cemetery Dies?"

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